A splash of RED… Lumiere Gala charity event

By on August 28, 2014

As most of you know, I am a big supporter of restaurants and businesses alike who not only standby charities but actually support and work with them on one capacity or another. I am proud to announce that the Brookstreet Hotel is hosting their 12th annual Lumière Gala on Thursday September 25, 2014 in partnership with the Wesley Clover Foundation.

All proceeds will go to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, an important local organization dedicated to cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. To date Lumière has distributed over $462,000 to local charities and another $244,000 towards Cancer Research.

This year we are asking everyone in attendance to wear red or a ‘splash of red’ to show their support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. The red themed evening will include ten food stations serving contemporary creative cuisine, as well as a selection of delicious cancer busting super foods. Paired with exceptional wines, live jazz, silent and live auctions and an unforgettable fireworks display, this will be an evening to remember!

With an anticipated 500 attendees, Brookstreet’s intimate and luxurious surroundings optimize networking and socializing with the most notable figures in local business and within the community.

I had the pleasure of talking with Brookstreet’s executive chef Clifford Lyness regarding this great cause. Lyness stated that he is rather proud of the Lumière Gala’s reputation and success as he has seen the attendance steadily increase each year. Spending time with chef Lyness, it’s easy to see that he has a passion for people and worthwhile charities like Lumière. Lyness mentioned that charities have always been important to him both professionally and personally speaking and its rather evident as lots of time has been spent carefully executing the cancer fighting food planning sessions with the collaboration with the Ottawa Cancer foundation.

Having worked the Lumière event years ago (my Cordon Bleu years) I can attest to the amazing evening that awaits and will no doubt impress and wow the guests with the outstanding food and live entertainment…and all for a great cause!

Please join me in making a difference to raise funds for such a great organization and who knows…you just may see a certain ‘tease’ working a food station 😉

FT

After a long day, a rich and tasty avocado, egg and bacon salad was the way to go!!🥑🥚🥓😍😋

And the pièce de résistance, triple-cream Brie with @artisinbakery baguette - the perfect match for such a meal. 

At this rate, indulgence should be my nickname 😉

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Sophistication, opulent decor, and beautiful luxury desserts - this is @delyseesottawa 🍰🍮
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Read The Food Tease column in the Spring/Summer issue of @luxeottawamagazine on how Delysees's Creative Director, Fred Naggar, successfully left awe-inspiring footprints in the fashion world to embark on a new adventure with his wife - the world of high-end desserts.😋🍰😍
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Sweets for the sweets... Enjoy!
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Happy Easter, everyone!!🐣 🐰
Enjoying my family's Easter tradition of our colourful egg fight...I didn't win, but there's always next year 😉
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Friday night, I had the privilege of attending the 2024 Canadian Culinary Championships - Mystery Wine Challenge - People's Choice Award🥇🥇@greatkitchenparty
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Congratulations to all the chefs involved in this intense competition. The chefs needed to create a dish to pair with the mystery wine. Each chef was given a tricky budget of $550 for the 250 guests. I was witnessing creativity at its best!!😋
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The winning dish🥇 (centered in the middle of the photo) was created by JP Dublado: Red Deer Resort and Casino, Red Deer AB
Dish: beet & soy cured albacore tuna - ponzu gel - tomato water - puffed wild rice - beet green oil
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Amazing talent from all the chefs as they paired with the mystery wine (a 2021 Lailey Vineyard Zweigelt)🍷🍷
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Planning for your BIG wedding day💍 and looking for something different than the traditional bachelorette party? 🎉🎉
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Then you need to read my solo Montreal getaway article featured in the latest issue of @ottawawedding magazine.
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Special thanks to @montreal for the beautiful experiences.
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Amongst the amazing activities:
● High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton 🍾🥂
● Pampering at the Scandinave Spa 💆🏼‍♀️and at Le Germain Hotel 
● Visiting the beautiful light show at the Botanical Gardens ⚘️✨️
● Culinary experiences at the Foxy restaurant and discovering local restaurants during a food tour😋😋
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Solo getaway or with a friend or two, any reason to visit and experience Montréal is a good one!! 😍🤗
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With its countless cultural activities and experiences, one can easily enjoy this beautiful city! And let's not forget their food scene... that alone is reason enough to visit!!😍😋
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I think it's time for you to discover, and for some, REDISCOVER Montreal! 🤩🤩
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I am very proud to share my culinary "observer" perspective regarding @lecordonbleuottawa culinary workshops in the latest issue of @luxeottawamagazine 😊
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Visiting my alma mater and watching the culinary workshop from a different lens reinforced the rationale as to why I pursued my culinary education…the pleasure of savouring the fruits of your labour. 😋
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It is this journey that ignited my passion for cooking, helped hone my skills, and introduced me to a world of flavours and techniques that continue to inspire me to this day. And perhaps it will inspire you as well!👨‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳
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Check out the article and the new culinary workshops being offered. Enjoy the adventure!!😊🤗
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Where's my rubber ducky 🐤😉?! 
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A year ago this week, I was enjoying some bath time while in @discoverdominica 🏖🏝😍
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Dominica's lush scenery is extraordinary, and I'm grateful to have been invited to visit their beautiful island😊😊
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Visiting Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs was perfect to relax and rid of some unwanted stress. And the outdoor bath surrounded by all that green landscape was simply the BEST! An unforgettable experience! 🤩
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Dominica's adventure activities - diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, swimming - are just some of the many ways to enjoy this tropical island.🤿🙂
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Put Dominica on your travel list. You'll love it!!❤️❤️
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What goes better together than Champagne and lobster?! Nothing, except MORE Champagne...hence the magnum of Veuve!🍾🥂🦞
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This is the definition of indulgence. 😉
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Why wait for special occasions?! Enjoy what makes you happy whenever the mood strikes! 
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Carpe diem!!🍾🥂😍
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